Assistant Professor Position in the Mathematics of CryptographyDepartment:
Franklin-MathematicsAbout the University of Georgia:
Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https://www.uga.edu/). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.About the College/Unit/Department:
The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive.Posting Type:
Benefits EligibleAnticipated Start Date:
08/01/2024Job Posting Date:
09/22/2023Open until filled:
YesSpecial Instructions to Applicants:
To apply, please submit a cover letter stating your qualifications for this Mathematics of Cryptography position, a vita with a list of publications, a teaching statement, a research statement, and four letters of recommendation (one addressing the candidate’s teaching skills), through mathjobs.org. Candidates need to also apply through UGAJobs, with a list of references who provided recommendation letters on mathjobs.org. Applicants should apply to this position through both MathJobs and UGAJobs; candidates who do not apply to UGAJobs cannot be considered for the position.Location of Vacancy:
Complete applications must be received by November 3, 2023, to ensure full consideration, but review will continue until the position is filled.
Athens Area EEO Statement:
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (email@example.com).Classification Title:
Assistant ProfessorFaculty Rank:
Assistant ProfessorContract Type:
Academic (9 mo.)Tenure Status:
Tenure TrackMinimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Mathematics or related field at the time of appointment. Position Summary:
The Department of Mathematics at the University of Georgia invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position starting August 2024.Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:
The University of Georgia (UGA) is making significant investments in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Science to address some of society’s most urgent challenges. To this end, UGA has established the Presidential Interdisciplinary Faculty Hiring Initiative in Data Science and AI, which aims to recruit 50 new faculty members over three years who will educate students and advance research in Data Science and AI, including both foundational research and applied research in cross-cutting areas such as cybersecurity, cyber-physical systems, infectious diseases, integrative precision agriculture, ethics, resilient communities, and the environment.
Within UGA’s broad initiative, the School of Computing, in collaboration with the Department of Mathematics and the UGA Institute for Cybersecurity and Privacy, has established a cluster hire initiative on Secure AI Systems that can support a variety of sensitive applications, including (but not limited to) secure, privacy-preserving, and efficient learning for biomedical applications. This cluster hire initiative aims to hire four new faculty members over two years in the following areas of research: Mathematics of Cryptography (this position), Cryptography with applications to Machine Learning systems and algorithms, Computer Vision, and High-Performance AI Systems.
Candidates for this position should have a strong research record and background in Mathematics or Computer Science, specifically in fields with close connections to the Mathematics of Cryptography. Candidates for this position should also demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.Is this a Position of Trust?:
NoDoes this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?:
NoDoes this position require a P-Card? :
NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? :
NoIs driving a responsibility of this position?:
NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:
NoDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):
NoCredit and P-Card policy:
Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.